After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.He also goes by the name James Candam He only went by Charles Jason with me. I am trying to find out who the person is in the picture he uses on facebook, lavalife and the ones he sent to my email.
Said he just moved to Canada two months ago but has a 213 area code? He asks me to send an email to another engineer to come and help him at the site.I went along with the scam - wanted him to give permission for me to contact the airline that he flew over on (airline would not release a yes he was on that flight or no he wasn't - have to protect the scammer).He refused to give permission - I didn't trust him.He, too, took a 6 week contractor job in the Baltic Sea.His drill broke and he told me he had already purchased one in PA, but could I pay for the shipping fee of 00.Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.I called the company who supposedly had the drill and gave him the invoice numbers.The owner said not to give him any money because that same scam had been played about 2 years earlier.If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam.Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common.